Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today

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An engrossing century-spanning narrative, Tear Gas is the first history of this weapon, and takes us from military labs and chemical weapons expos to union assemblies and protest camps, drawing on declassified reports and witness testimonies to show how policing with poison came to be.

“Fascinating, deeply researched and lucid . . . We have become so accustomed to the use of tear gas during protests that it comes as a shock when we realize, in reading this book, how little we know about the longer-term effects of what is in some ways a chemical weapon.” – Laleh Khalili, author of Time in the Shadows

Tear Gas From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today by Anna Feigenbaum is out now and 30% off!

How Tear Gas Has Been Used to Suppress Dissent?

Watch the NYC launch event with Anna Feigenbaum, author of Tear Gas, in conversation with L.A. Kauffman, Mark Bray, Ali Issa, and Ajay Singh Chaudhary.